The leader of the main opposition National Unity Party Ersin Tatar has said that the UN secretary general’s latest report on his Good Offices Mission will not make the smallest contribution to a solution in Cyprus.
In a written statement issued today, Tatar said that the report did not reflect the realities but was aimed more at appeasing the Greek Cypriot side.
Reminding that the UN Secretary had appointed a special envoy to determine what could be done to revive the talks which collapsed in Crans Montana, Tatar said that the UN envoy had failed to present a terms of reference document by the end of last year as she had initially intended.
“She was unsuccessful. She couldn’t even achieve an agreement on how many Guterres documents there are and which one needs to be taken into attention,” said Tatar.
The UBP leader also said that Greek Cypriot side had toughened its position and backtracked from previous convergences while the UN envoy Jane Holl Lute was carrying out her consultations.
“According to Guterres’s report neither does the Turkish Cypriots nor the Greek Cypriots know what the solution will be. In other words, both communities, naturally say they want a solution but do not know what that contours of that settlement will be,” said Tatar, adding that the report was not fair.
He said that what the UN needs to do is to determine serious divergences that exist between the two sides and to seek alternative solutions on those problems.
Tatar concluded by saying that if no positive outcome is to be reached from such efforts; the two sides should be allowed to go their own ways.